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LinuxSampler is licensed under the GNU GPL license with the exception that
COMMERCIAL USE of the code / application IS NOT ALLOWED without prior written permission
by the LinuxSampler group.
If you have questions on the subject please contact us. See Developers page


The following figure illustrates the compile time / linker dependencies.

       QSampler ~~~(optional)~~~> libgig
           |                         A
           |                         |
      (mandatory)               (mandatory)
           |                         |
           V                         |
        liblscp                 LinuxSampler

Or again in words: you have to compile and install libgig before being able to compile and use LinuxSampler. You don't need libgig for compiling and using QSampler, but it's definitely recommended. You cannot compile nor use QSampler without liblscp though. As QSampler is communicating with LinuxSampler via TCP, there is no linker dependency between them, but of course you still need to have LinuxSampler installed to be able to use QSampler.

Source Packages

libgig-2.0.1.tar.bz2 --> Gigasampler file loader library
liblscp-0.3.0.tar.gz --> LinuxSampler Control Protocol (LSCP) wrapper library
linuxsampler-0.3.3.tar.bz2 --> sampler backend
qsampler-0.1.2.tar.gz --> graphical frontend to LinuxSampler
jlscp-0.2a.tar.bz2 --> a java LinuxSampler control protocol API

Binary Packages

There are currently Debian packages and RPM packages for i386 only.


This project's CVS repository can be checked out through anonymous (pserver) CVS with the following instruction set. When prompted for a password for anonymous, simply press the Enter key. There are currently five subprojects in the LinuxSampler project, pick the line of the respective subproject you want to checkout from below:

cvs -z3 co libgig
cvs -z3 co liblscp
cvs -z3 co linuxsampler
cvs -z3 co qsampler
cvs -z3 co jlscp

You can also browse the CVS repository.


How about a bit eye candy for your desktop? There's currently only a wallpaper for 1600x1200. Tell us if you like it and maybe we add other resolutions as well.

wallpaper preview --> 1600x1200